noun, plural ab·scis·sas, ab·scis·sae [ab-sis-ee] /æbˈsɪs i/. Mathematics.
Origin of abscissa
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Abscissa represents duration of exposure and quantity of incident light.
Curves have been prepared having pressure as an abscissa and elasticity as ordinate.Paint Technology and Tests|Henry A. Gardner
The ordinate of the curve represents the intensity of response, and the abscissa the time (fig. 1).Response in the Living and Non-Living|Jagadis Chunder Bose
The curve then crosses the abscissa upwards, and the positive curvature reaches a maximum.
As the temperature is made to rise one degree per minute, the abscissa also represents rise of temperature (Fig. 66).Life Movements in Plants|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose